Information to help develop good questions to answer when designing science experiments. Includes a list of questions to avoid and a self-evaluation to help determine if the question will make a good science fair project.
Students were asked to use what they learned about simple machines to create an invention. They were guided through the invention process: finding problems and then creating solutions to those problems. The students not only created their inventions, but also made a display board to go along with their invention. All students' inventions were then displayed during our Grade Three Invention Convention. Teachers used the rubrics to grade the assignment, students and parents used them to help design their display board and invention. The Invention Convention was the culminating project to our unit on simple machines and our entire year of science.
You can find the RubiStar rubric for this project at
We have a Large collection of Hundreds of Free Illustrated Science Fair Projects Ideas and Science Project Experiments for Elementary School, Middle School & High School. All the projects are Illustrated with high-quality dagrams and easy to follow instructions.
This resources provides a series of online lessons that walk the student through the scientific method as it pertains to creating a project for a Science Technology Engineering or Math (STEM) fair project.
A free website dedicated to supporting students in building science literacy. The site has hundreds of ideas for science projects covering a variety of topics and includes project guides and teacher resources.
Students in the class will demonstrate their knowledge and practical application of the Scientific Method by developing a science experiment for the Virtual Science Fair. All of the projects will be submitted online just as they would at a regular science fair. Students will work in pairs to find an answer to a question that has been approved by the teacher. They will use whatever technology they need to document the process. The documentation will be displayed on the Virtual Science Fair website for classmates and the judges to see.
This unit of study is a compilation of science lesson plans that are
geared towards elementary aged children. The photos that are
included are models and demonstrations of completed lesson plan projects. Each of the lesson plans
were written and designed by pre-service teaching credential candidates at California State University,
Fullerton. The students were in their final semester of their credential program and focusing on
technology integration strategies. Each of the lesson plans contains a technology integration component
to promote the inclusion, application and use of technology in elementary science education.
by Cattaraugus Allegany BOCES Math Science Technology Dept
The study of plants and animals in Terrariums and Vivariums provides students with the opportunities to observe three different environments: woodland, desert, and tropical. Students will assist in building and furnishing three simulated habitats with living organisms. Students will observe the growth and interactions of plants and animals, introduce variables, and study the effect of variables on living organisms. The teacher may choose to add animals to the terraria, thus turning the terraria - environments for plants to vivaria - environments for plants and animals. Humane treatment of animals should be stressed throughout the following learning experiences.
This collection is available as downloadable PDFs, but portions of the content are found in wiki format (see WIKI Learning Experiences and Resources) which can be edited or built up with other materials on the same topic by members of the Curriki community.
More About CABOCES
Welcome to the Math, Science, and Technology Department (MST) of Cattaraugus Allegany Board of Cooperative Educational Services (CA BOCES). As a department of Instructional Support Services (ISS), we provide Math, Science, and Technology kits along with support services to meet the needs of the individual districts in our area.
The BOCES Teaching and Learning Center at Allegany provides hands-on math, science, and technology kits to over twenty area school districts in Cattaraugus and Allegany counties. Our department provides forty-three different varieties of kit topics. The kits cover topics in math, life science, physical science, chemistry, and earth science. Each kit contains a teacher's manual, student activity book, materials inventory list, instructional video, and materials needed to complete each learning experience. Each kit aligns with the New York State standards and prepares students for the New York State assessments.
BOCES Teaching & Learning Center @ Allegany
Math, Science, Technology & Health Dept.
80 N Fourth St, Third Floor
Allegany, NY 14706
Phone: (716)-376-8272; Fax: (716)-372-0621
Ideal when teaching unit 3D Rocks and Soils to Key Stage 2
In this experiment we build a real working volcano. After mixing just the right amount of ingredients together, we'll add the final item to make our volcano 'blow its top' spewing red lava down the sides.